When you operate your own business, you don’t give much thought to business banking, especially your business checking account. You probably use your business checking account in much the same way as you would your personal checking account. You may have even used your personal checking account to start your business and decided it’s time to move to a business bank account. When you open a business account, it pays to take the time to shop around and look for a bank or credit union that offers a full range of business banking services that can help you build your business.
Any business runs on cash, and that means you need business banking services you can rely on. To start your business, you might use funds from personal credit cards, friends, and family. Many small businesses also start by using their personal bank accounts, but they soon find they have too many business transactions, which makes it difficult to keep business and personal activities separate. Even if you are starting a one-person business, there are many compelling reasons to establish business banking accounts and relationships.